Get Active Schools & Colleges Active Lives & Healthy Schools Active Lives & Healthy Schools 43.4% of children and young people meet physical activity guidelines of 60 minutes per day across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Can you help shape sport and physical activity for young people? What is the Active Lives Survey? We want all children and young people regardless of their age, background and ability level to be able to take part in and enjoy sport and physical activity. The Sport England Active Lives Survey run by Sport England provides really useful information for anyone working with children aged 5-16 key to help understand children’s attitudes and behaviours around sport and activity. This makes a real difference to understanding and investments in sport and physical activity locally and nationally. The survey is supported nationally by the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Social Care and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Locally the survey is endorsed by the Local Authority PE Advisor, School Games Organisers, Public Health and Healthy Schools. In Cambridge and Peterborough... 43.4% of our county’s children and young people (years 1-11) are currently meeting the recommended level of activity (taking part in sport and physical activity for an average of 60 minutes or more a day) 30.2% (years 1-11) still do less than the average of 30 minutes a day and 26.4% are not active enough to benefit their health27.7% of children (years 5-11) volunteer in some capacity to support sport and physical activity How does the survey work? Each term schools are randomly selected by Sport England to take part in the Active Lives survey. Those schools will be contacted by Living Sport. Alternatively schools can volunteer to take part by contacting Living Sport (incentives for these schools are slightly different). Schools take part in the simple online survey in their classes with one class in up to 3 different year groups at a point of their choosing during that term. The survey takes less than 20 minutes to complete. For the youngest pupils, parents are also asked to fill in a survey about their child’s physical activity behaviours (additional incentives of £10 ESPO credits per parental survey are available to schools). 1 teacher also needs to complete a survey which takes around 10 minutes. Each participating school will be provided with everything it needs including templates for letters to parents, information sheets for teachers and students and technical guidance from Living Sport. A summary of the process is here and key documents can be found here. What are the benefits to schools? Each school that takes part is given a bespoke report summarising its own results from the survey (if at least 30 students complete the questionnaire). This report covers measures of children’s activity levels, physical literacy, swimming proficiency, wellbeing, self-efficacy and levels of social trust. Participation in The Active Lives Survey provides access to The Healthy Schools Rating Scheme which comprises of an on-line teacher survey, this is based on four key areas of assessment: Food Education, School Food Standards, Physical Education and Active Travel. The responses given are calculated to determine a rating – bronze, silver, gold. Completion of the combined Active Lives Survey and Healthy Schools Rating Scheme can be cross referenced to the nutrition and physical activity standards for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Healthy Schools Award. This can help accelerate the school’s progress to achieving Healthy Schools status and being granted use of the local authority Healthy Schools logo. A plaque is also awarded in acknowledgement of the achievement and provides good evidence of the schools commitment to Health Education. Schools can also choose sports or well-being equipment and resources worth at least £100 to thank them for their participation. The following schools have been selected for 2021/2022 and will be contacted at the start of the relevant term. Cambridge Colville Primary School Kings Hedges Primary School Cherry Hinton Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School University of Cambridge Primary School Chesterton Community College St Bede's Inter-Church School Sancton Wood School The Stephen Perse Foundation Arbury Primary School The Spinney Primary School Queen Emma Primary School Parkside Community College Trumpington Community College St Faith's School The Perse School Fawcett Primary School St Alban's Catholic Primary School Fenland Ramnoth Junior School Elm Road Primary School Westwood Primary School Cromwell Community College Neale-Wade Academy Benwick Primary School Burrowmoor Primary School Kingsfield Primary School Thomas Clarkson Academy Cavalry Primary School Glebelands Primary Academy Peterborough All Saints' CofE (Aided) Primary School Fulbridge Academy West Town Primary Academy Ken Stimpson Community School Arthur Mellows Village College Nene Park Academy Hampton College Heritage Park Primary School Lime Academy Abbotsmede Woodston Primary School St John Fisher Catholic High School Thomas Deacon Academy Stanground Academy Jack Hunt School Ormiston Bushfield Academy Hampton Gardens Secondary School Huntingdonshire Spaldwick Community Primary School St Helen's Primary School Bushmead Primary School St Peter's School Hinchingbrooke School Ernulf Academy Alconbury CofE Primary School Huntingdon Primary School Godmanchester Community Academy Hartford Junior School Longsands Academy St Ivo Academy East Cambridgeshire Littleport & East Cambs Academy Ely St Mary's CofE Junior School The Weatheralls Primary School Bottisham Community Primary School Witchford Village College Ely College Fordham CofE Primary School Kennett Primary School Millfield Primary School Soham Village College Bottisham Village College King's Ely The Rackham Church of England Primary School Stretham Community Primary School South Cambridgeshire The Vine Inter-Church Primary School Gamlingay Village Primary Milton Church of England Primary School Comberton Village College Sawston Village College Cottenham Village College Melbourn Village College Impington Village College Caldecote Primary School Cottenham Primary School Barton CofE VA Primary School Swavesey Village College Bassingbourn Village College Cambourne Village College William Westley Church of England VC Primary School Monkfield Park Primary School Living Sport play a key role and act as the main point of contact for schools regarding the Active Lives Survey. For more information please contact Anna O'Leary on [email protected] or 07921 831878.